Some of you know that my mom has had some bad luck this past year...poor health, which led to a pretty invasive surgery, and the loss of her job, all in a few months time. Well, she called me tonight, and she has a new job! YAY YAY YAY! She starts Monday. She works/lives in Juneau, Alaska, and she'll be working somewhere where they work with teenagers to create anti-alcohol media, at least that's how I understand the job. YAY! Tomorrow was her last day of Unemployment Eligibility, so things were about to get a lot more stressful in her neck of the woods.
Now, this past 6 1/2 months have been stressful for her, to say the least. Not having work is scary, unless you've put a bunch of money away, and she hasn't been able to put enough away to hold out forever. (Who has?) But I'm actually thankful that she didn't have a job when she was trying to recover from her illness. It would have been very difficult for her to recuperate if she had not been able to sleep and relax as much as she needed to. If I believed in God, I would say that (S)He gave my mom this period of unemployment, so that she could recover completely, and now that she's healed, it is time for her to go back to work. But that would beg the question of why, if my mom had to spend 6 months recuperating, she couldn't win the lottery or something, so she wouldn't have to worry so much about money? Or, even more obviously, why the hell she had the medical condition to begin with. But, since I don't believe in God, it's OK, and I'm just thankful that things have worked out this way. YAY!
And, because I'm feeling a bit giddy with relief, I'll tell you Maya's first joke. This is a conversation between Maya and my Mother In Law, with MIL driving the car, and Maya (who's almost 2) in the car seat in back. Maya appears to be playing with something in her mouth...could it be something she's found and popped in there, like a typical toddler? Will she choke?
MIL: "Moons, What's in your mouth sweetheart?"
Maya, after thinking for a moment: "Teeth!"
HAHAHA. Cute. :)
Unrelated but happy notes:
I had a really good yoga class tonight, probably partially because I was so happy about my mom, and my 'intention' for class was, "Embrace the Joy". Corny, yes, but I like it too.
We taped "Lost" last night, so I get to watch that in a few minutes.
Tomorrow I'm going to celebrate a belated birthday (mine) or two (Auntie's) by going to lunch with Auntie. We're going to Pasta Primavera Cafe in Concord. Yummy. I'll have a glass of wine with my lunch to celebrate Mom's job (and because I like wine), so don't tell my boss...or his boss...or his boss. ;) You know, since I'm going back to work after.
Happy Friday Everyone! TGIF!